Poetry in The Polynesian

The Polynesian, the Hawaiian government’s organ, published rhyming poetry in the fourth page of every issue. Topics include love and traveling by ship.  Some poems were written specially for The Polynesian; others were from another periodicals, usually from the mainland United States. Some of the poems can be seen below.
– Alice Kim
“O. W. H.” advised tearing down the old ship Constitution although his advice was not followed:

The Polynesian., June 27, 1840, Page 12, Image 4

Polynesian. (Honolulu [Oahu], Hawaii) 1844-1864, June 16, 1849, Page 20, Image 4

Polynesian. (Honolulu [Oahu], Hawaii) 1844-1864, October 27, 1849, Page 96, Image 4

The Polynesian., October 17, 1840, Page 76, Image 4



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